Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria in a well-established and culturally interested family. His wife Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935-2009) was born in Casablanca, Morocco in a French military family. For over 50 years, the two artists worked successfully together as "Team Christo". Their monumental and amazing installations where they wrapped urban and landscape elements have given them world fame.
Before the various projects could be realized in a large scale, the artistic idea emerged in preparatory sketches, collages, drawings and scale models. These works of art executed in Christo's studio are to be considered important steps in the creative process. They all have their own value and document the artistic development of the project and provided an opportunity to finance the major projects. The lots in this theme auction can be found at different offices of Bukowskis and it shows several parts of this versatile and visionary artistry.